That's what I call this dress. My 70's dress. Being a child of the 70's myself, this dress brings back memories of my childhood with it's weird, psychedelic print. The fabric was purchased at the ASG sewing garage sale a few years ago for about $2.00. I remember people commenting on my strange fabric choice in line and they were wondering what I would make with it.
The fabric is a very thin knit - similar to the thickness of an old vintage t-shirt that has been laundered one too many times. It has a wonderful drape to it and a maxi dress fit the print quite nicely. I had been wanting to give Simplicity 3503 a try so for $2.00 - I couldn't go wrong.
The armhole is quite low. I would probably raise it 1 inch if I decide to make this pattern again.
The front neckline is lower than I normally wear, but with the abalone necklace, it tends to fill in the low cut v-front and hide some of my non-existent cleavage.
This dress is very comfortable to wear and always draws compliments when I wear it. It's great on a hot summer day, or if it's a little cooler at night, I wear a jean jacket over the top and it looks great too!